Approbative

In linguistics, approbatives are words or grammatical forms that denote a positive affect; that is, they express the appreciation or approval of the speaker. Sometimes a term may begin as a pejorative word and eventually be adopted in an approbative sense. In historical linguistics, this phenomenon is known as amelioration (e.g., `punk`). ...
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Approbative

Ap'pro·ba·tive adjective [ Confer French approbatif .] Approving, or implying approbation. Milner.
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Approbative

• (a.) Approving, or implying approbation.
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approbative

approbative, approbatory Approving; expressing approbation.
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